Oklahoma City firefighters surprise man with Down syndrome

Oklahoma City firefighters surprise man with Down syndrome

John Cradduck, who has Down syndrome, has struggled with ALS for many years. When firefighters and recruits from class 19-1 in Oklahoma City heard that Cradduck especially loves firefighters, they decided to surprise him with a visit and a special gift.

A number of firefighters and recruits from the class came to Cradduck’s bedside, and presented him with a firefighter’s jacket signed by all 48 recruits.

In a Facebook post highlighting the visit, the Oklahoma City Firefighters remarked:

Although very weak, you could still see the joy and excitement in his smile as firefighters presented him the jacket.

You can see the full post below:

It isn’t always the scene of an emergency that our firefighters make a difference in someone’s life. Yesterday, it was…

Posted by Oklahoma City Fire Department on Thursday, January 30, 2020

We are so delighted to see stories of how communities rally around their members with Down syndrome and show them just how loved they truly are.

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